Programs A-Z

  • If you've ever turned on the radio and said, "That ain't country," then "Across the Tracks" is for you. Where the roots of country music veer into bro country territory is where host Blair Gillespie gets out the pruning sheers.

    You'll...

  • Nobody's really sure, but we think Jon Iverson started hosting this program, formerly called The Last Jazz Show, on Tuesday nights at KCBX sometime around 1980. A refugee from free-form FM rock radio, he quickly dove into the KCBX jazz library...

  • Janelle Younger features mostly acoustic, handmade, and homespun music. You’ll hear singer-songwriters, live music, local performers, and lots more. Tune in to check out the best new music, and get re-acquainted with some old favorites every...

  • Casa Babylon is now Trotamundos

    Casa Babylon is an eclectic music program which aims to look at the various modern and traditional musical movements in the American continent and...

  • Citizen Sound is a predominately indie and alternative music show featuring new releases, deep tracks, and a little of everything in between. Shawn Hafley is your guide through this musical voyage of artists found on the left of your dial. Tune...

  • Larry Rutter offers up a musical menu of bright and engaging selections from the pre-Baroque to contemporary periods, with instrumentation that ranges from solo guitar to a full symphony orchestra. Plus, there are occasional suggestions of...

  • Classical music from far and wide with your host Rob Kimball. Listen every Wednesday from 8:00 PM until 10:00 PM.

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    Only on KCBX FM.

  • Join John Pillow each week for chamber music from the Renaissance through the 20th Century, centered around the first Viennese school of Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven and Schubert. The Final Vinyl Hour will on occasion feature vintage recordings...

  • Step into the Club every Friday evening for a sampling of music from "The Jazz Age" with Guy Rathbun. Across the spectrum of pop and jazz from the late teens to the early 1930s, this weekly series invites you the share in the talents and tales...

  • Big Daddy Cain, Dee-troit Deb and Neal Losey alternate as hosts of a show that will send you into a groove with the best in acoustic and electric blues. Join us every Saturday night to celebrate the Blues.

  • Keep your Saturdays energized with mid-day jazz that embodies the spirit of freedom, the essence of jazz, and the joy of dance. Tune in for jazz tinged with world, funk, blues, r&b, fusion and even a little classical now and then.

  • Explore music from around the world every Sunday night from 7:00-9:00. Jim Dee and Andy Zink guide you on audio adventures to locales far and near, playing traditional and contemporary international music that is both compelling and tantalizing...

  • Since 1980, Fred Friedman has enjoyed playing a wide variety of jazz from the '50s all the way up to the present, even playing a little blues, r&b, pop or other styles every now and then. He loves to hear from his listeners and playing...

  • Jazz Overnight features a selection of tunes hand-picked from the KCBX library by our music director, Neal Losey. New and old vocals and instrumentals, from the classics to the obscure, keep you grooving though the wee hours every night of the...

  • The days of walking in to your favorite diner or cocktail lounge and plugging quarters in the jukebox to put together the perfect set of music for the occasion are fading fast. What fun it was to mix and match a country hit of the day with an...

  • Craig Russell and Bettina Swigger host a weekly glimpse into the recording archives of San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Monterey County performing arts organizations. In addition to outstanding moments from concerts past, we’ll learn about...

  • The Morning Cup is a program that is about good music. Good music of all types. You will hear some of the rising new artists from today as well as legends from the past. Join Neal Losey each weekday morning as he plays jazz, soul, blues,...

  • Take a ride on the Night Train every Saturday night with host Neal Losey, as he gives you the best sounds of soul, funk, and R&B. The show will focus mainly on American Black pop music from the 1950s to the 1980s, as well as any new artists...

  • Greg Perry and Judy Philbin host Pacific Standard Time. You’ll hear songs from The Great American Songbook written for the musical stage and Hollywood screen by songwriters like Cole Porter, George & Ira Gershwin, Irving Berlin, and...

  • Join "Little Robbie" Kimball for a little bit of country, alternative folk, and other eclectic picks from Rob's own collection. If your tastes in music just can't be pigeonholed, you'll love these two hours of surprising musical diversity every...

  • Early Jazz, New Orleans, Chicago, Swing, Blues, Boogie Woogie, Western Swing, Rockabilly & more....

    Carl Sonny Leyland was born & raised on the South Coast of England, growing up close to the city of Southampton. As a child he...

  • RITMO Y SABOR! ... Join Steve "Gato" Montes for the rhythmic sounds of Latin jazz and salsa every Friday, from 10:00 PM until midnight.  

  • Join host Tom di Santo for Speak Low, a musical journey every Sunday night from 9:00 to 11:00. Speak Low, will help you conjure April in Paris year 'round with a mélange of...

  • Classical music host Ilona Stone brings you an afternoon of beautiful music from across the centuries.

    Join Ilona every Sunday from 2 pm until 4 pm.

  • New jazz releases and some of the best jazz from the past, all from the extensive KCBX archives. Listen in every Wednesday, from 10:00 pm until 1:00 am.

    Only on KCBX FM.

  • The Road Home is a weekly radio program of music rooted in American tradition -- a tradition built on musical influences from all over creation! This show follows a musical journey from home to "out there" to home again. The Road Home is all...

  • Jerome Taylor unravels the common threads that connect the music of different styles, cultures and experiences.

    Listen every Friday from 8:30 until 10:00 PM. Only on KCBX Public Radio.

  • On Trotamundos (formerly known as Casa Babylon), expect to swoon, sing, dance, and ponder while we wander together across the planet. Enjoy a variety of genres leaning toward Latin-inspired jazz, electronic, and contemporary tunes. Celebrate...